Saudi discovers number of natural gas fields


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has discovered natural gas fields in four regions of the kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Sunday, quoting Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman…reports Asian Lite News

The Energy Minister said that Saudi Aramco has discovered natural gas fields in the central area of the kingdom, in the Empty Quarter desert, near its northern border and in the eastern region.

The fields, he mentioned, are Shadoon, in the central region, Shehab and Shurfa, in the Empty Quarter, in the southeastern region, Umm Khansar, near the northern border with Iraq, and Samna, in the eastern region.

Two of the gas fields, Samna and Umm Khansar, are “non-conventional,” he said. Non-conventional deposits, also known as shale, are usually trapped in tight pore spaces, requiring special extraction techniques.

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Meanwhile,  Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has received Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Deputy Minister of Defence.

The talks covered the brotherly relations between the UAE and the Kingdom and their strategic cooperation in all fields, especially with regard to continuous coordination, consultation and joint work in defence affairs.

The meeting was attended by Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, and several sheikhs and officials.